Treasure hunt with intelligent luminaires

Satu Marja Mäkelä, Esa Matti Sarjanoja, Tommi Keränen, Sari Järvinen, Vesa Pentikäinen, Otto Korkalo

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The unobtrusive methods to monitor and track people behaviour are getting more common. At the same time novel lighting control and the LED technologies allow dynamic real-time controlling of the illumination systems. This progress will support the development of implicit interaction between humans and lighting systems. In this paper, we describe the results of our study on how to create a situation-aware real-time light control system that adapts automatically to person behaviour in ambient space. In future this approach could be used e.g. for guiding visitors in public places or promoting new products. We have implemented a proof-of-concept application - a Treasure Hunt game - by using a depth sensor based people tracking service, wirelessly controlled RGB LEDs and a light controlling unit where the LED bulbs change their colour according to person position and movement in a room.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Academic MindTrek Conference
Subtitle of host publicationMaking Sense of Converging Media, MindTrek 2013
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1992-8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event17th International Academic MindTrek Conference, MindTrek 2013: Making Sense of Converging Media - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 1 Oct 20134 Oct 2013


Conference17th International Academic MindTrek Conference, MindTrek 2013


  • Ambient space
  • People tracking
  • Real-time interaction
  • Smart lighting

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